The Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is a multi-disciplinary University. Founded in 1965, it has establishments throughout the Alpes Maritimes in Nice, Cannes, Menton and Grasse, and is a key player in the Sophia Antipolis technological cluster. Each year it welcomes over 25,000 students, of whom around 1,300 are doctorates and almost 20% from abroad, distributed throughout various campuses and training and research units (UFR). It has a staff of over 2,700: over 1,600 teachers, professors-researchers and tutors, and over 1,100 administrative staff (library staff, engineers, administrative and technical staff, service or health workers). Around 200 theses are defended each year in the UNS.
The UNS has 12 main campuses, premises of 300,000 m², 9 faculties, 2 institutes and 2 schools. It has an overall budget of €237M.